The School of Applied Medical Sciences was established in September 2005. Two programs, then, constituted the core of the school; namely, Pharmaceutical-Chemical Engineering (PCE) and Biomedical Engineering (BME).
Biomedical Engineering Program was created in response to continual changes and the emergence of new areas of expertise commensurate with rapid advances in technology. Some of the well-established specialties within the field of biomedical engineering include bio instrumentation; biomaterials; biomechanics; cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering; clinical engineering, medical imaging; orthopedic surgery; rehabilitation engineering; and systems physiology.
The Pharmaceutical-Chemical Engineering Program offers a unique integration between chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and engineering domains. Students will be exposed to basic, cutting-edge, and training courses across these disciplines. Prospective engineers in this field of expertise will be able to transform raw materials into useful pharmaceutical and fine chemical products having commercial interest through the systematic use of engineering concepts and methods.
The school built strong partnership networks with the industry in Jordan, Germany, and elsewhere. This is to expand on the long experience of the German model of applied science and contribute to building a premier quality industry-oriented ICT education in Jordan. Accordingly, all students get the chance to train for about 20 weeks full-time in the German industry during the German Year. Moreover, based on a comprehensive cooperative educational Dual Study track, some of the PCE students have the chance to train full-time in the local industry during the first three summer semesters of their study program.
The School of Applied Medical Sciences will be recognized and respected as one of the leading academic centers in the Middle East, and beyond, by providing high-quality education, training, and research in the fields of chemical/pharmaceutical and biomedical engineering.
The School will foster well-rounded, high-level educational programs to fulfill the needs of Jordanian society in the disciplines of chemical/pharmaceutical and biomedical engineering. We will accomplish this by preparing students with intellectual and creative skills, through partnerships with German industry and educational institutions, which will enable them to be lifelong learners who can meet the challenges of the 21st century.